FC Yambu played their welcome game in the CIF tournament at the Waziria Al Ta’awun Stadium in Jeddah. Yambu FC is the only team from outside Jeddah this season. In the first half, ACC A were in the lead with one goal each, but in the second half, Yambu FC fell apart. ACC was the first to score against FC Yampu, who were leading the way in the table. Mohammad Niaz is the scorer. ACC was brought forward. FC Yampu used a strategy of keeping Rahul Kochan in front and passing the ball to both sides, cracking ACC’s defense and storming unexpectedly. Through this, the equalizing goal was scored.
Both teams stepped up their attacks in the second half. ACC tried to hold on with tough defense and counter-attack despite being reduced to 10 after Muhammad Niaz was sent off. With Ziauddin also red carded, ACC were reduced to nine and the game was completely in FC Yambu’s control.
FC Yampu won 4-1 with Rahul Kochan, Sudheesh Kottenchery and Muhammad Asif netting. Rahul Kochan, who spearheaded Yambu FC’s attack, was the star of the match. Sama Trading MD Shamsheer presented trophy to Rahul Kochan.
Mohammad Afazal and Niaz Olakara scored for ACC B while Shamsuddin and Adil Aranikal scored for FC Kuwaiza. Niaz Olakara was awarded the Man of the Match trophy by Muhsin Tayil.
The second match in B Division was between last year’s B Division Champions and C Division Champions. Safiya Travels beat Yas FC 2-1 in Cyclone Mobile Accessories IT Soccer.
Defender Mubashir Kalunguthottam and Salahuddin Tayil scored for the winners while Yasnai Mubarak Karathoti found the consolation goal. The trophy for IT Soccer’s Dilshad Nalaka, the man of the match, was presented by Cherry Mancheri.
Muslim League State General Secretary PMA Salam, Vice President Abdurrahman Kallai, Cyclone Mobile Accessories MD Anas Patashery, Safia Travels MD Mujeeb Uppada, CIFCO General Secretary Kunhimon Kakia and CP Mustafa introduced the players. Fahad Nilambrak, the winner of the lucky draw for the audience, was given a prize by Nizam Mambat.
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